Kenyan security agencies are on high alert following intelligence reports that al-Shabaab is planning to attack targets in Nairobi and Coast regions, Kenya's Daily Nation reported Wednesday (January 22nd).
Head of the Civil Service Francis Kimemia sent a letter to all principal secretaries saying that security would be increased at all state buildings and installations. Public gathering spaces will be secured to prevent any attacks and security officials at border points also have intensified their operations.
Coast security forces have been alerted that dozens of youth who fled from Kenya after the Westgate attack were returning to the country.
On Wednesday, a suspected terrorist running away from Anti-Terror Police pursuing him threw himself from a fifth-floor window in Nairobi's Eastleigh neighbourhood, Kenya's The Standard reported.
The deceased was identified as 26-year-old Hussein Abdullahi. He died instantly. Police raided the building in Eastleigh on a tip-off that terrorists were hiding there. Six other terror suspects were arrested and taken in for questioning.